Friday, April 30, 2010

A little birdie told me...................

Hello Magnolia Lovers,

Almost the weekend, hope you've had a great week and found time to fit in some stamping. I made this for a little boy going into to hospital and was under strict instructions to make it bright and cheery without looking girly. Well the bright & cheery was easy but I always struggle wanting to add flowers, bows and sparkle, it always seems to be missing something without them. You may recognise the little frog, he hops from card to card. How cute is that little bird. I chose Edwin with cap as he looks just like our ginger haired little Jake.

Magnolia Stamps: Edwin with Cap, Shabby Chic Fence - Shabby Chic Summer 2008 Collection
Sun - Lazy Summer Day's Collection, Tilda's birds - Magnolia Spring Summer 2008

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20,
Shirt -YG00, 01, 03, 05,
Jeans - B21, B24,
Hair - YR23, Y23, E35,
Background Airbrushed B41

Martha Stewart Punches - Grass border & Butterfly
All other supplies from stash.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Make a Wish

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I have had another super busy week, making DT cards to send off to Magnolia Sweden for the next Magnolia Ink Magazine. Wow, talk about nervous, my mojo has not been to good to me lately. Hopefully now my cards have been posted off, I can relax and get back into the swing of things. Anyways, It is time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under and this week you will find it charming......yes pun intended.

Challenge 43 - Charms

Magnolia Stamps: Magic Tilda - Fairytale Collection (new release available soon)

Paper: Basic Grey - Kioshi

Colouring: Copic Markers, Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20,
Hair - Y23, YR23, E35
Dress - V000, V12, V15, V17, Magic Wand, Y19, Y13, Y11,
Sleeves - B000, B12, B14 & Airbrush

Other: Charm & Violet Gardenia - Tickled Pink Stamps

Ribbon and all other flowers - Personal Kit, Machine Stitching, Stickles - Star Dust,

That's all for me, hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Jodie

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Arghh Pirates in B & W

Happy Sunday Stampers,

A new Challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Olden Days
We were asked to colour our images in black, white and greys, but still have the option of coloured paper and cardstock.

This was a bit of challenge for me this week, stepping out of my comfort zone, I guess that's what challenges are all about, I persevered, because I've seen some amazing cards using this technique and I hope to master it one day, practice practice practice. Maybe I will give it a go with the softer distress inks.

I got the idea of the Pirate Banner on the top of my card liner from fellow Magnolia DT Kim Piggott, Kim used a Magnolia Stamp (I need more accessory stamps) but had to compromise and cut this out with my Cricut, then hand cut the skull and crossbones from the Magnolia paper, it would have been easier to cut them directly from the paper on the cricut but they all faced different directions. Kim's card is so soft and breathtakingly beautiful.
Kellie from Tickled Pink Stamps sent me these adorable new Pirates to play with from Magnolia's soon to be released Fairytale Collection. I coloured them up with Copic markers - C00. C0, C1, C2, C4, C7 , C9. Tilda & Edwin were cut out and raised for dimension. I distressed the edges of my cardstock, inked them up and added some Star Dust stickles.

Magnolia Stamps Pirate Tilda, Pirate Edwin - The Fairytale Collection available soon.
Magnolia's So Spooky Halloween Papers - perfect for the new Pirate Collection.
Charms - Skull & Cross Bone, Red lace, Red Gardenia - all from Tickled Pink Stamps

Looking for inspiration, stop by & see what the other Design Team Members have created, they are all amazing! Thanks for joining this wonderful challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with & hope you will join us next week.

Also look out for the new release of the FairyTale Collection with gorgeous papers, cute Pirates, Little Princesses, and MANY MORE….available soon, stop by Magnolia's Inspiration Blog for the latest news.

I've just have received my copy of the new Magnolia Ink Magazine, it is amazing, the Design Team out did themselves again, their creations are so inspiring and Magnolia have a sneak peak of some gorgeous new goodies. So if you have not ordered yours yet, than you better hurry.
Thanks for visiting & I hope you all have a fantastic weekend